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and global bill village we live in. it is an investment to keep this global commerce going. and so. without that investment we can only speculate what might happen if we weren't here. melissa: i think it is fair to say without the strength of the u.s. navy patrolling these vital commercial sea lanes we would be seeing even more dramatic swings in price flush wages -- fluctuation in the oil market. >>> how crucial are the u.s. efforts in protecting the strait of hormuz for the world's oil supply? i spoke to fadel gheit who knows every aspect of the oil industry from his work as an engineer with mobile oil. he is now one of the most respects oil analysts on wall street and here is what he has to say. fadel, thanks so much for joining us. if the iranians followed through on the threat to close the strait what is your bet would happen to the price of oil that instant. >> think can try but they can't actually do it. the answer is no, the probability would be very low. and basically if we have any military action in this part of the world one would expect that crude oil prices would rise very sha
with the chamber of commerce. goothere is someone at that desk now, a temporary person is that position is being filled, but the objection is to work with the event authorities on their contrasting needs, business to business needs, and seeing what we can do to fulfill those needs with our local and small businesses here in san francisco and also to work with the business community on what needs emotionally around america's cup. the one stock is open from 10:00 until 2:00, so if you are in that vicinity, please drop in. we have a staff member staffed there. 311 is staffed there as well, so we have city and a vent authority staff -- event authority staff to help fulfill needs. remember race days. i hope you are able to enjoy, take some time to watch the races. at the last meeting, jane gave you a presentation, so we will august 28 start doing some testing with clients and hope to have sometime in september, and i will keep you apprised of that. this grand jury did report on the arts commission. they have a program called the street artist program, and one requirement was that it be removed and th
, a professor of commerce and she was doing a study on the leadership -- and i was surprised to hear about this, there were looking to us for tips on how to revitalize small businesses, using tourism, and getting regional and local visitors. trying to find diversity to draw people in with small businesses and unique businesses, and she seemed pleased to get that information back to japan.
by the energy and commerce committee here in the house. but support for this agenda also requires us to pull the plug on existing programs that simply aren't working. and the department of energy's title 17 loan guarantee program is simply not advancing the ball on an all-of-the-above energy goal. the no more solyndras act, this bill phases out this costly, ineffective and frankly very mismanaged program. the investigation of solyndra uncovered a story worse than anyone could have imagined. it is amazing to me that the administration gave a half billion dollar loan guarantee to a company that its own experts predicted would fail. a company so dysfunctional that it burned through this giant handout and went bankrupt in two years. even worse, when it became clear to the administration that solyndra was in trouble, it chose to double down on the risky bet, gambling even more taxpayer dollars with a desperate loan restructuring instead of trying to cut its losses and move on. solyndra is the most visible but far from the only example of title 17 failures. in fact, it is hard to point to a single
sales for the month of august according to the commerce or labor department, commerce department, of 0.9% overall with most of that coming from higher gas prices. 5.5% for gas stations and auto sales also had a climb. as far as consumer side it inflation, up 0.6%, the first gain in several months and most of that coming from higher gas prices. the market is moving higher, world markets really got a big jump yesterday. the dow is up by 64 points, nasdaq is up 22 and the s&p up by seven. apple finished at a record high yesterday. $6 shy of sitting at $700 per share. the iphone 5 pre order sold out in one hour this morning, the fastest yet for an iphone. >> did you order one? >> i was asleep and i never had a chance. >> a backyard bare is making a big splash in southern california. yesterday's very hot temperatures had in taking a dip in a backyard pool. police kept a careful eye on him as he made his way around. a homeowner said she looked out the back window to find the uninvited guest swimming in her pool. >> roberta, cold so she went outside >> it is warmer outside than in the studio
of over 100 bay area chambers of commerce, minority chambers, small business chambers, et cetera, circulating it to all of your agencies, as well as our other stake holders and partners for comment. and bring it back to you in november for final approval, incorporating any comments we may receive. i'm happy to answer any questions you have on the item. >> we do have a question from -- >> so in looking at your names of the publications, i'm not familiar. are there any african-american publications? >> yes. the san francisco bay view is an african-american. >> you mentioned the claim befores of commerce are included in this. >> yes. >> now is this section regarding financial institutions, is that new or have they always been there? >> it's always been there. this is where they wanted more detail. the dbe regulation says guarantees shall encourage use of minority owned institutions. the federal reserve publishes a list of minority owned financial institutions in every area. whenever we have needed banking services we have looked at that list and solicited from that list. in san fran
, the board of supervisors, and the chamber of commerce, public and private individuals and leaders support this approval for a classroom that can be open year round and provide our kids with tremendous incentives for their high school and college careers. for the public, my proposal is on my website. i wish you very well. i hope you support this arena. thank you. >> thank you. any further public comment? we do have a resolution in front of us, 1261, which i already had a motion to pass. any other comment on the resolution? all in favor? >> 9b, establishing a citizens advisory committee for the proposed project on piers 30,32, and sea wall what 330. >> good afternoon, commissioners could a special projects manager representing the same team that was enumerated. i am here to introduce our special projects analyst who is going to be working with the oewd team. working on the community outreach program. specifically, we will be staffing the proposed cac should you approve the formation of that cac today. >> that afternoon, commissioners. special projects analyst. please excuse my nerves. it wa
, it represents commerce, navigation, all of the things that san francisco is famous for. >> the wood you see in the board of supervisor's chambers is oak and all hand carved on site. interesting thing about the oak is there isn't anymore in the entire world. the floors in china was cleard and never replanted. if you look up at the seceiling you would believe that's hand kof carved out of wood and it is a cast plaster sealing and the only spanish design in an arts building. there are no records about how many people worked on this building. the workman who worked on this building did not all speak the same language. and what happened was the person working next to the other person respected a skill a skill that was so wonderful that we have this masterpiece to show the world y.
update for the america's cup. staffing that office is 311, the chamber of commerce, sf travel, the port, and oewd. it is designed to beat a central point of information distribution, both for the public and for the teams coming here to race. traffic started off light, but it is steadily growing. meaningful work is being done there. right before this hearing, i made a hearing with a team to work out their visa issues. the port is represented by myself personally from time to time. it seems to be a success. on the finance side of things, as was reported in the executive director of's report, we were lucky enough to get an award of $1.3 million for prop k funds for removal of the pier. there is a slight delayanother p date that was not mentioned, we added parklets before the event. they are just what they sound like, miniature parks. they provide seating space, perhaps restrooms, trash, recycling facilities. visitors to the embarcadero will have a place to stop and rest. lastly, ongoing good news -- what can i say? it continues to be great. the 27th cruise terminal which continues to be on
the unemployment will not rise further. also today, the commerce department reported retail sales jumped 0.9% in august. that's the largest increase since february. the gains come as consumers are spending more on cars and gasoline. the report showed that sales at different retailers were mixed and suggested on a modest increase in consumer spending this quarter. today's news comes just a day after the federal reserve stepped in once again to revive the economy, and ben bernanke's promise to help main street. how will main street americans do under q.e.3? joining us to answer that, robert brusca, chief economist at his own firm, fact and opinion economics. hi, bob. >> hi, susie. >> susan: all right, so, chairman bernanke says this latest round of stimulus is a-- to ote his words-- a main street policy. is it really? >> well, i think it has the focus on main street. i think the objective is to help main street. but it doesn't really work to help main street first. it's really going to work by trickle down. it's anything to work through wall street. it's going to work through high-income pe
and tuesday. >>> some new economic reports just came out within the last 20 minutes. the commerce department says u.s. retail sales rose .9% in august. outside vehicle and gas sales rose .1%. consumer prices up .6%. that is the first increase since march. higher gas prices accounted for 80%. now a major makeover for usa today is on its 30th birthday. they now have a new logo plus more graphics and photos in its article. users will flip through pages rather than click on links. usa today is america's second largest newspaper. the redesigned newspaper is out today. >>> southwest airlines announced a $10 air fare hike on round flights. southwest cited higher fuel cost for the hike. american, delta, jet blue, and virgin america also matched those increases. >>> all right pam 5:52. it's literally like having a bomb in the bathroom. the reason some toilets may explode. how the pressure is on to put the lid on high pressure toilets. >>> she's the future queen of england and she is topless. the new way kate middleton is making headlines. >>> good morning. expect for higher clouds it will still be mo
are shopping. the commerce department is pointing to higher gas prices. labor officials say while consumer prices are up for the first time since march, higher gas prices account for about 85% of that increase. food prices also a little bit higher. some of the of the things consumers are paying more for -- rent, medical care, new cars. but you are saving money on clothing, furniture, and air fare. it looks like the tax break we have all been getting when shopping online may become a thing of the past. more and more, online retailers are starting to include state sales tax on your purchases. it is part of a long battle at the cash register between traditional brick and mortar businesses and websites. in reality, you have been responsible for that tax for years. you were supposed to voluntarily pay it to the state. >> with the amount of money that amazon will be collecting or we will be collecting off of amazon, in the state, it should be a pretty significant amount of dollars coming in. >> the move is also a traditional retail shoppers helping that start to mezzos, that many will be promoti
of commerce and trade, and about dealing with governments that are on the verge of becoming completely destabilized in the case of yemen, for example. >> i want to ask you about president obama's policy, but before we move on, what about mitt romney's foreign policy advisers? bob zellick, former head of the world bank, former deputy of state and treasury, who is supposedly in charge of the transition, i've been told is completely shut out of this conversation, steve hadley and others, who have worked under george w. bush, have not been consulted as far as we can tell, and the circle is pretty small. does mitt romney need to listen to more people? >> i would argue, andrea, at this point in the campaign, with weeks to go, you don't need a different circle your don't need to expand or broaden, you got to bring to the forefront everything you know as a candidate. it's you. it's your use of language, your instincts when it comes to interpreting crises as they arise and how we ought to be responding to it. so get specific, tie everything back to jobs here in the united states, because withou
want out of these relationships longer-term? we want stability. we want free trade and commerce. we want the trade routes open. we want help on counterterrorism. we would support for our alliances in the region above all israel and that means each of the. it means to live up to commitments. if it doesn't we need to talk about how to withdraw financial. connell: you don't think or how do you think president obama for whom you worked as ambassador to china in your most recent position because you ran for the republican nomination for president this time around but how do you think president obama has handled things since the news broke and does he need to be more aggressive in dealing with these host countries? >> there was an appropriate expression of condolences toward the families who lost loved ones. the stephens family and three others. the president talked about taking after those who were the perpetrators of these murders. that is something all americans ought to be able to rally around. where the president has not given any kind of clear articulation is where we go from here a
by the fed, it's not commerce, it's not fiscal, is it keynesianism thinking that we can just do this and solve everything by throwing money at it or is it not? >> that is very interesting. i've never thought of it in terms of keynesianism versus nonkeynesianism. trichet calls them nonstandard measures. in the world of central banking, when you don't have -- when you have a fiat currency, this is considered to be class ib centrclass being central banking. it is the core discussion of our time in terms of the economic staft the world. >> the people that hate keynesian inch haism hate this,e might be something to it. the austrian school, those guys are -- the ones that are alive are rolling the eyes and the ones dead are rolling in their grave, i think. >> i would say this, that most of the people who hate keynesianism would also like to see tax cuts and ultimately those two things are about -- are similar in that they're just trying to inject more money into the economy. does the government spend the money or do you cut taxes and give it more to people for them to spend the money.
and commerce, and that's supporting our alliances, first and foremost, israel. and that's where it needs to be packaged. and i haven't heard a clear articulation on either side about how you begin to put those pieces together in the middle east. we all know it's broken, but at some point, we've got some work ahead in terms of putting the pieces together. >> ambassador jon huntsman, thank you very much. it's great to see you. >> thank you. >> it is great to see you. say hi to everybody. >> will do. >> could he have given obama a run? >> he tried. >> he tried. i mean, you know. you've got to win the nomination first. >> you've got to win the nomination first. >> yeah. >> i tell you what, you know what? he had a difficult launch. >> whatever. i guess it's not good coming from me. >> conservatives by the end of the campaign realized he had the most conservative record. but he just could never connect with the base. >> isn't it about winning? >> it is about winning. >> right. >> i mean, it's only about winning. >> i thought it was. >> it's only about winning. >> until now. >> it's only about
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